Lingayen Pangasinan

An encomienda when Pangasinan was created, it was then designated and remains the provincial capital. Lingayen is a 1st class Municipality in the province of Pangasinan. According to the latest census, it has a population of 95,773 people in 16,467 households.Lingayen earned a place in contemporary history when American forces designated it the landing area for the liberation of Northern Luzon from the Japanese. The town is likewise noted for the Limahong Channel which the men of the Chinese pirate dug to elude the pursuing forces of Salcedo. Its "bagoong", also known as maniboc, referring to its place of origin, Barangay Maniboc, is the best in the market, local, national or international.

Lingayen : "liñgayen"

It was auspicious circumstances that brought the Agustinian missionaries to the territory of what is now Lingayen. Together with the Spanish conquistadores they drew up the plan of Lingayen in 1614 after and in accordance with the national pattern and design of staking first the plaza and then to construct the church and the presidencia building on the opposite sides.Lingayen was thus founded and built following the pattern aforesaid as the nucleus. The founders named the town Lingayen at the suggestion of natives themselves due to a certain corpulent tamarind tree growing on the present town plaza at that time. The tree was exceptionally big, tall and spreading that the surrounding trees were just drafts in comparison. Passers-by developed that habit of looking back and back again at this corpulent tree until it would vanish from their rear vie. When they arrived home and were asked what way they took in returning they would simply say "through Liñgayen" (Lingayen). Since then up to the present time the town bears its name as Lingayen.
Lingayen Pangasinan is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.
  • • Aliwekwek
  • • Baay
  • • Balangobong
  • • Balococ
  • • Bantayan
  • • Basing
  • • Capandanan
  • • Domalandan Center
  • • Domalandan East
  • • Domalandan West
  • • Dorongan
  • • Dulag
  • • Estanza
  • • Lasip
  • • Libsong East

  • • Libsong West
  • • Malawa
  • • Malimpuec
  • • Maniboc
  • • Matalava
  • • Naguelguel
  • • Namolan
  • • Pangapisan North
  • • Pangapisan Sur
  • • Poblacion (capital barangay of Lingayen
  • • Quibaol
  • • Rosario
  • • Sabangan
  • • Talogtog
  • • Tonton
  • • Tumbar
  • • Wawa



Province of Pangasinan and European Community Team - Up 2010

The European Community has chosen Pangasinan as the pilot province for the implementation of the various programs of the health sector under the HSPSP.

The European Community represented by Michel Ligthart (Consultant of the European Community) recently met with the budget and finance officers of the province to find ways on how to help Pangasinan strengthen further its Local Government Units Public Finance Management. Since Pangasinan is a recipient of a grant from the EC under the Health Sector Policy Support Program (HSPSP) of the Department of Health. Atty. Janet Abuel, Regional Director of the Department of Budget Management said Pangasinan received a grant of some 4 million euro from the EC for training purposes for the LGU PFM as a support to the health sector. As a requirement, there is a need to strengthen the LGU PFM on the usage of funds, planning and disbursement.

The group visited only two provinces, Pangasinan and Cavite and we the “pangasinense’s” are very lucky because, the EC have chosen Pangasinan as the pilot province for the implementation of the various programs of the health sector under the HSPSP. Meanwhile, Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr, said this is a welcome development to the health program of Pangasinan.


Korean TV network interviews Gov. Espino on investments in Pangasinan.

The Money Television Network (MTN) of Seoul, South Korea conducts an interview with Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. regarding the investment projects of Koreans. The MTN news team led by Korean Broadcast-Journalist Mi Kee Park was in Pangasinan from June 26 to June 30 to document Pangasinan as an investment and tourism hub to be aired on nationwide cable TV in Korea.